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Union township, PA map Land area: 17.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 816 (all rural)
Males: 413  (50.6%)
Females: 403  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 816 (705 owner occupied, 111 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

29%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 41.3
Median age of females: 41.6

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Average household size: 2.53

Union township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,670 ($34,559 in 1999)
This township:

$42,670
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $463 (lower quartile is $410, upper quartile is $512)
Here:

$463
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $85,277 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Union township:

$85,277
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,585 - $136,258

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,077
Here:

$152,077
State:

$223,477

In 2-unit structures: $59,046
Here:

$59,046
State:

$166,566

Mobile homes: $57,279
Here:

$57,279
State:

$35,442
Population density: 46 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.2%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Pinecrest Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Pine Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Run (A), Kyle Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

73% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Pennsylvania.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 742
  • Northeast: 20
  • Midwest: 18
  • South: 17
  • West: 7
Union township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 286
  • Two: 6
  • 20 to 49: 2
  • Mobile homes: 111

Median worth of mobile homes: $40,000


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 72 (13 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 80

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 18
  • 1995 to 1998: 44
  • 1990 to 1994: 28
  • 1980 to 1989: 38
  • 1970 to 1979: 89
  • 1960 to 1969: 52
  • 1950 to 1959: 26
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 84

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Union township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 37
  • 5 rooms: 68
  • 6 rooms: 62
  • 7 rooms: 50
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9 or more rooms: 25

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 67
  • 3 bedrooms: 160
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 8
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Union township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 74
  • 2 vehicles: 137
  • 3 vehicles: 58
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Union township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 22
  • 2 vehicles: 16
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (25.4%)
  • United States or American (19.0%)
  • Irish (13.3%)
  • English (12.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6.6%)
  • Dutch (5.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 346 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 38 (9%)
  • Walked: 4 (1%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

98.7% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 808
  • In family households: 701 (218 male householders, 23 female householders)
    210 spouses, 234 children (223 natural, 2 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 4 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 107 (37 male householders (31 living alone)), 46 female householders (39 living alone)), 24 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 126 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 6 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 70 1-person, 3 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 2 4-persons,

143 married couples with children.
24 single-parent households (8 men, 16 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

11.1%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Union township:

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